The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, follows quickly after the Sony Open in Hawaii and is the third event of the PGA Tour which means players are still running into form and there is likely to be plenty of value to be found in the bookmakers' odds. It is an unusual event for betting as it rotates between three LA Quinta course in California each day - the Arnold Palmer private course, Jack Nicklaus private course and La Quinta Country Club.
What makes the event even more unusual is the fact that four of the days involve a Celebrity Pro-Am tournament. The event itself makes for interesting betting and often attracts some top players who are always worth keeping an eye in the odds. However, Tiger Woods has never played the event due to the celebrity part of the event, but others such as Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard and Jesper Parnevik have won the tournament in the past and are worth keeping an eye on in the betting.
In 2012 the tournament was reduced from five days to four days and will now involve the traditional 72 holes of play.
|22nd - 25th January 2015|
|Humana Challenge||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Ryan Palmer (each way) @ 22/1 - T10|
|Bill Haas (each way) @ 28/1 - WON|
|Charley Hoffman (each way) @ 45/1 - T2|
|Jerry Kelly (each way) @ 80/1 - MC|
Odds will appear here when available...
|2001||Joe Durant||USA||324 (-36)|
|2002||Phil Mickelson||USA||330 (-30)|
|2003||Mike Weir||Canada||330 (-30)|
|2004||Phil Mickelson||USA||330 (-30)|
|2005||Justin Leonard||USA||332 (-28)|
|2006||Chad Campbell||USA||335 (-25)|
|2007||Charley Hoffman||USA||343 (-17)|
|2008||D J Trahan||USA||334 (-26)|
|2009||Pat Perez||USA||327 (-33)|
|2010||Bill Haas||USA||330 (-30)|
|2011||Jhonattan Vegas||Venezuela||333 (-27)|
|2012||Mark Wilson||USA||264 (-24)|
|2013||Brian Gay||USA||263 (-25)|
|2014||Patrick Reed||USA||260 (-28)|
|2015||Bill Haas||USA||266 (-22)|
The Farmers Insurance Open follows quickly after the Bob Hope Classic as the PGA Tour gathers pace. It involves the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California.
The tournament has been dominated by Tiger Woods in the past and he is sure to be well up in the odds, and most likely favourite in the betting. He has been exceptional in the tournament and there are sure to be plenty of specials betting markets involving the American star.
The big names of golf are sure to be involved and it should make for a fascinating viewing and some great opportunities for betting.....
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